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“The Real Thing”
Review of Big Daddy's Grill

Big Daddy's Grill
Ranked #6 of 109 Restaurants in Boquete
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $13
Cuisines: Grill
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Lunch and dinner! Featuring the freshest seafood in Boquete, with the best fish tacos, creative and fun cuisine. Have a hand crafted Margarita on our new back patio, the most laid back and fun place in town!!
Reviewed January 7, 2013

I grew up in Central Florida and ate fish right off the docks almost every single week for the first 20 years of my life. These days, though, I hardly go for seafood anymore, as pretty much anything you can find in even the higher-end U.S. restaurants is farmed, frozen, tasteless stuff shipped in from southeast Asia. Not at Big Daddy's. The food here brought me right back to the old days. Fresh, thick, juicy cuts of whatever's good that day, treated just the right way - fried to lock in the flavor or grilled not one second too long in just enough spice to accent the fish without overpowering it. Perfect. Great side dishes (fried plantains never get old), homemade sauces, and excellent drinks. All for a bargain. Don't miss it!

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ElizaSlagle, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2013

That's exactly right! Never purchased frozen.. .Never farm-raised! (Note: my dadwas fussy about not over-cooking fish. He would be so proud if he could read your comment.) We are just thrilled you appreciated the freshness & we hope you can return. Thanks also for noticing our good prices. Very truly yours, Elizabeth

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Went a few time there and had excellent tuna fillets or wings. The bjrgers anf salats are good portion sizes and very tasty. Food was very enjoyable and I have never seen such clean toilets in South America. Kitches was open and very well cleaned.

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ElizaSlagle, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2013

Oh thank you so much! Those wings are indeed very tasty! And thank you also you for noticing the good service & the cleanliness. Our attitude is "do it; prepare i; serve it; and yes -- keep it clean -- the way we would for our own family." When you are here, you are family. Come back! Yours truly, Elizabeth

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Based on other reviews, we ate here tonight and were not disappointed. The special was snook, which we had never heard of before but we tried it and it was delicious. Very fresh and nicely seasoned. The onion rings were delicious. Service was excellent and the owner was very pleasant, making sure everything was OK. Will return again before we leave Boquete.

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ElizaSlagle, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2013

Thank you, Thank you! It was lovely having you and I know just where you sat! Please do come back. I can't promise Snook, but it's fun to see what Big Daddy has in store. Always a surprise. Always fresh. See you soon! (Oh, we close Monday). xoxo Elizabeth

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

A menu with fish tacos, grilled fish or chicken just under 10 usd. Great value and best food and service during our three days in Boquete. Only drawback is that the smell from the kitchen that you can smell in the whole place.

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ElizaSlagle, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2013

You wrote : "Great value and best food and service" all for under $10 perhaps. Does this match your "average" rating? Providing fish -- fresh from the ocean to your plate -- for under $10, with super service, in Panama -- is a triumph. Elizabeth

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Popped in here for lunch at the suggestion of a shop owner across the street; was an awesome discovery! The fish tacos were amazing! I would eat them every day if I could. Prices are also very reasonable.

Thank TaraAD1983
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ElizaSlagle, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2013

Well, I am so glad you did "pop in" and ordered the customer favorite! Better yet, that you loved your food and also, our prices. I guess that means we will be seeing you again? Please come in again! Yours, Mrs. Big Daddy

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